The shared dream of many TED Ankara College alumni living in Istanbul was to fly their alma mater’s proud emblem at a TED affiliate school in Istanbul. This dream came true when 12 Ankara College alumni founded TED Istanbul College Foundation in 1997 with the contributions of TED Ankara College Alumni Association and the Turkish Education Association.

As a ring of the education chain created by the Turkish Education Association in Turkey, TED Istanbul College launched its academic activities in the 1998-1999 academic year.

Since its inception, the institution has gradually grown and has become one of the leading educational institutions in Turkey.